nthydro wrote:therealdeal wrote:Hard NOT to feel optimistic about this team when they win a back to back in such exciting fashion. Not only that, but they seem to have found a winning formula with Pau/Kobe/Dwight. The last step is getting their bench guys to contribute a little more and that should come when/if Nash gets back.
I'm sorry but barely beating a depleted Blazers team who sucked even at full strength should not evoke any optimism what so ever.
Im baffled how many people forget that the Portland Trailblazers, no matter who they have playing, always play LA tough in Portland. The shaq/Kobe Lakers had problems with them, the Kobe/Pau Lakers had problems with them and we will continue to have problems with them. It is Portland. Don't know why some fans fail to understand that. Playing LA is a championship game for teams like Portland, Celtics and Sacto. So I disagree with your assesment that it should not evoke optimism..... It does and it should and it did.